A majority of people are looking to make their homes as energy efficient as possible as the cost of electricity and gas continues to be a concern in the UK. There are many small ways in which you can do this by adjusting thermostats, bleeding radiators, and bridging any gaps in your thermal insulation, but regular boiler and central heating system maintenance will often have the biggest impact on the success of your energy efficiency. Here’s how a power flush works and the benefits to your home.

What’s a power flush?

A Power Flush involves the use of a pressurised mix of water and chemicals through your central heating system. The pressure and mix of water and chemicals is designed to remove built-up deposits such as the black iron oxide sludge and lime scale that will inevitably gather in a central heating system over its lifetime.

How does a power flush increase energy efficiency?

The build up of sludge and limescale that occurs over time coats the insides of radiators and pipes, compromising the flow of hot water around the heating system. This reduced flow means that your boiler has to work harder to achieve the same amount of hot water flow. This will inevitably push up heating bills.

By getting a power flush, you are reducing your boiler’s workload and restoring the optimum efficiency of your central heating system. This will therefore reduce your heating bills.

How often should you get one?

You should ideally do one every 5 years, and when you install a new radiator or boiler, to ensure the best level of water flow in your central heating system and maximise energy efficiency.

For more information about power flushing and getting the most of your heating and hot water system, get in touch with Deacon Plumbing and Heating.